The round villages of the Wendland

Hiking Collection by komoot

There is a distinct feature that the places Jabel, Gühlitz, Köhlen or Lübeln have in common: The round settlement form, which is almost unique worldwide! But why were they built like that? At present, historians are still trying to find out. The so-called "Rundlingsdörfer" are the hallmarks of the region and can be observed with a full body rotation only. Even without 3D glasses. Especially the easternmost tip of Lower Saxony entails many of these beautifully restored and well-preserved half-timbered houses. A visit is especially worthwhile in autumn and winter, when the trees have lost their leaves and cleared the view to the artistic buildings. In order to get to these extraordinary villages, simply follow our eight recommendations of the most beautiful ones.

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